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Published 10/04/2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 072-173470
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyBusiness and management consultancy services
Technical training services
Research and development services and related consultancy services
Research and development consultancy services
Date Published10th Apr 2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Professional Services
E-mail: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.ukri.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/EM573X4XRY
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/EM573X4XRY
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/EM573X4XRY
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: UKRI Research Councils and UK SBS Providing shared and specialist business services to our public sector owners

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

CS20010 Healthy Ageing Catalyst Award Delivery Partner

Reference number: CS20010
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79410000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

UKRI are looking for a delivery partner for the catalyst awards. The Catalyst Awards are part of the investment in early stage innovations for the ISCF Healthy Challenge. The awards aim to catalyse the brightest and best early stage innovations with potential for global impact. The scheme is open to UK researchers from any discipline and at any career stage to develop innovative and potentially transformative ideas in healthy ageing.

It is anticipated that, particularly in the case of individuals with a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, award holders will need support to understand the language of business, the market potential of their research and gain access to design and planning tools to help them exploit the innovation.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80531200
73000000
73200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK14
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the support requirement is in two parts, with operational requirements applying to both parts unless stated otherwise:

• Part 1: Support to award holders (Mandatory). A scheme of support for award holders covering Stages 3 induction to 6 global summit, which may include, but is not limited to, formal training, mentoring and peer support and facilitation of connections with relevant expertise and international markets;

• Part 2: Managing competitions in years 2 and 3 (Optional Service). Managing Stages 1 and 2 for competitions in years 2 and 3 including the promotion of the competition, application and selection processes.

Part 1: Support to award holders (Mandatory)

The support provider will be expected to:

• advise and support the UKRI healthy ageing challenge during the Stage 1 application process and Stage 2 independent assessment of grant holders. Bidders are invited to propose their preferred level of involvement in this process, which should include:

— advising the challenge team on the selection of grant holders, including acting as panel members in the recruitment process,

— providing feedback to the challenge team on how to improve the selection and recruitment process to maximise the success of grant holders;

• propose and deliver a programme of support for Catalyst Award grant holders covering Stage 3 induction through to Stage 6 participation in the Global Summit. This should ensure award holders:

— gain the necessary commercial knowledge and skills for scaling and marketing their research and/or innovation,

— engage with potential international markets,

— gain access to a range of expertise relevant to healthy ageing,

— develop robust proposals to enhance and sustain the impacts of their research and innovation,

— gain the knowledge and skills to achieve additional investment, funding or support to develop or commercialise their innovations, including the additional funding streams available in the NAM Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge.

Many grant holders on this scheme are expected to be from a social science and humanities background and bidders should illustrate their existing strengths and planned approach to supporting applicants from these discipline areas.

In year 1, UKRI will advertise the scheme through existing channels and manage the initial application and process leading to the awards. Subject to timing, the successful bidder for part 1 may be invited to be involved in the Stage 2 assessment process of applications.

Part 2: Managing competitions in years 2 and 3 (Optional)

Part 2 will only be carried out by the successful bidder awarded the contract to deliver the Part 1 service. Part 2 is a no commitment optional service be called off if required.

Bidders are invited to propose options for managing competitions in years 2 and 3. UKRI reserves the right to continue oversight and governance and will retain the authority to make final decisions on all awards.

UKRI will require access to information to all relevant competition information and processes to maintain oversight.

For full details of the requirement please refer to the request for proposal documentation available to download from the Delta eSourcing Portal.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 85 %
Price - Weighting: 15
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/06/2020
End: 14/06/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.

Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

See section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/05/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18/05/2020
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005

Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005

Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005

Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/04/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 072-173470
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyBusiness and management consultancy services
Technical training services
Research and development services and related consultancy services
Research and development consultancy services
Date Published10th Apr 2020